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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-40
Corporate Name: G. M. Cecil
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Meggs Cecil. William H. Allen.
Location: Two miles north of Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1892
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1892 to until about 1900
Town: North of Huntsville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: George Meggs Cecil owned at least two sawmills in Walker County: one about two miles north of Huntsville and the other at Sion, in the northwest part of the county. The first sawmill Cecil bought from William H. Allen about 1892 at the spot that became known as Sion.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M Johnson